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News, reviews, and interviews on feature films and documentaries.

Animals and allegories

Animals and allegories

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Zootopia has clever insights but trips up with too much adult humor

The Big Short explanation

By David Skeel
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Money | An Oscar-winning film was a short, clever attempt to explain a big financial mess

The Young Messiah

By Emily Belz
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Movies | The Young Messiah is a movie about Jesus as a 7-year-old and opens with the line, “Inspired by Scripture.” So first things first: Any depiction of Jesus as…

Hollywood’s elite get skewered

By Megan Basham
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Movies | The Oscars took a back seat as Chris Rock chided the glitterati for their lack of diversity

Race takes too long to hit its stride

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Twenty summer Olympiads ago, Jesse Owens sprinted and jumped to an historic four gold medals. The new biopic Race tracks Owens’ life in the three years leading…

Deadpool

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | That Deadpool is not your typical Marvel film is clear within the first minute. The opening credits, rolled over a slow-panning freeze-shot of men soon to be…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of Feb. 12-14 according to Box Office Mojo

Eddie the Eagle

By Emily Belz
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Movies | Eddie the Eagle is a cliché sports movie, but the good kind of cliché, like your mom’s cookie recipe she makes over and over. The movie’s tropes…

Providence

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Without audible dialogue, the independent Christian film Providence tells a story of God’s sovereign guidance throughout the lives of two off-and-on-again…

Epic renewal

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Risen may give new life to Bible epics

Zoolander 2 wallows in mire

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Zoolander 2 , like its predecessor, makes well-deserved sport of Americans’ obsession with outward appearances. Unfortunately, the new film often resorts to…

Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next is a misguided offensive

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Michael Moore’s documentaries have made the Oscar-winning director the darling of liberals and a punching bag for conservatives. His new film, Where to

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